Grade 3-5, 6-8
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On-Demand Webinar

New Chapter Books featuring Economic Concepts and Social Commentary

February 09 6:00-7:00pm ET
Time: 60 mins,
Updated: February 10 2021,
Presenter: Lynne Stover

Objective

Teachers will be able to:

-Gain knowledge of current children’s books that feature economic concepts and current events.

-Use the presented lessons and activities in their classroom instruction.

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.

In this economics webinar, discover recently published books that address socioeconomic issues that impact today’s students.

Description

Chapter books featuring topics such as payday loans, undocumented individuals, food insecurity and credit card debt can be used to teach meaningful lessons concerning economic themes and real life issues. Titles featured include “Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina, “Crenshaw” by Katherina Applegate and “Front Desk” by Kelly Yang.

Investigate scarcity, cost- benefit analysis and comparative advantage in ways that engage older students by touching on current events, diversity  and  various challenges faced by different communities.